View Derek’s positions on the policies that
make Missouri a better place to live and work.
Economic Development
As a republican and small business owner, I believe that lowering taxes and cutting red tape are two ways Missourians can grow our state’s economy, add jobs, and make Missouri a more desirable place to live and work.
As a Chesterfield City Councilman, I eliminated the property tax levied by the City of Chesterfield, and as a state representative, I’ve worked to cut fat out of the state budget and increase efficiencies.
Family
For most of us, family is at the core of our lives. Family shapes who we are, plays a role in all our decisions, and gives meaning to what we do. I am blessed to have a father who taught me strength and compassion, a mother who epitomizes love and sacrifice, and a brother whose loyalty is always with me.
One important lesson I was taught by my parents is to prioritize the many aspects of life. For me, the things that matter are: God, family, and serving others…in that order.
Education
If we want to prepare students for the 21st century workforce, then we need to provide them with a 21st century education. Expanding virtual learning opportunities is one way Missouri can offer kids a quality learning experience without breaking the bank.
Healthcare
Obamacare didn’t work. Premiums are high. And quality of care is low. The lesson? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to healthcare. We need a Missouri-based solution designed and operated by Missourians.
Life
All life is sacred and as a father of two young boys, I will always fight for the rights of those born and unborn.
Guns
I’m a proud gun owner and staunch supporter of the right to bear arms. The Founding Fathers established the Second Amendment so citizens of our country could protect themselves against criminals and a tyrannical government.